Gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith discusses his ideas for the governor’s seat
(WHNT) — Incumbent Alabama Governor Robert Bentley seems to have his campaign in good shape while his opponent, Democratic challenger Parker Griffith trails in the polls. In this week’s leadership perspectives, Griffith says state voters need to consider a change at the state capitol. In his interview, he discusses the upcoming election and his ideas for the governor’s seat.
“We can’t afford to be the same old Alabama because we’re losing jobs. We’re having a brain drain,” Griffith said. “Many of our brightest kids, that are doing everything we ask them to do are taking jobs in Atlanta, or Nashville, or Philadelphia, Chicago, New York or whatever. We’ve got to change the way we think about Alabama.”
In 2006, Griffith was elected to represent North Alabama in the state senate. Then in 2008, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In Griffith’s campaign, he promises to bring jobs, create a state lottery and expand Medicaid.
We also interviewed incumbent Governor Robert Bentley for leadership perspectives. The governor’s race is not the only item on the November 4 ballot. We have resources to help you make an informed vote, including sample ballots, statewide amendments and legislative races.
Watch the four part interview with candidate Parker Griffith (D) here:
CLICK HERE to watch the interview with incumbent Governor Robert Bentley (R).